Philippine National day: Philippine Ambassador to Korea Luis Cruz, third from right, joins guests to the Philippine National Day reception held at the Seoul Millennium Hilton on June 7. From left are Cambodian Ambassador to Korea Chan Ky Sim; Burmese Ambassador U Nyunt Hlaing; Thai Ambassador Kittiphong na Ranong; Uzbek Ambassador Vitali Fen; Bahk Jae-wan, finance minister; Cruz; Brunei Ambassador Dato Haji Harun Haji Ismail; and Malaysian Ambassador Dato Ramlan bin Ibrahim. / Courtesy of Philippine Embassy
Farewell to Korea: Bangladeshi Ambassador to Korea Mohammad Shahidul Islam, second from right, and his wife and daughter, to his right, join guests to his farewell reception at his residence in Seoul, Thursday. He has served four years in Korea. Left is Guatemalan Ambassador to Korea Rafael Antonio Salazar Galvez and right is Park Hae-yun, director-general of the South Asian and Pacific Affairs bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
/ Courtesy of Bangaldeshi Embassy
The ASEAN-Korea Centre will offer a series of ASEAN Brown Bag Seminars at lunch hour from noon, Tuesday at the ASEAN Hall on the eighth floor of Korea Press Center in downtown Seoul, from June through November.
Diplomats or tourism officials from the countries involved will introduce popular and new tourist attractions of five ASEAN member countries — Thailand, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam— June 26 to July 24.
The other five member countries of Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore and Cambodia, will be given chances to introduce their tourist attractions, Oct. 16 to Nov. 13.
The center will accept 50 applicants on its website (http://www.aseankorea.org) on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free and sandwiches and beverages will be provided.
For further details, visit http://www.aseankorea.org.
Saudi Arabia Week: Saudi Vice Minister of Higher Education Ahmed Assaif, second from left, listens to artist Ola Hejazi, right, at an exhibition of paintings and photos at the Korea Foundation in Seoul, Wednesday, as part of the Saudi Arabia Week festival, running until Tuesday. With the exhibition was a lecture series on Saudi Arabia. Left is Cha Du-hyeogn, executive vice president for program management at the Korea Foundation. For more information about the festival, visit the website www.kfcenter.or.kr. / Korea Times photo by Kim Se-jeong
50-year ties between Korea and Morocco: Orchestre Chabab Al Andalous from Morocco performs at the National Theater of Korea, Tuesday. The performance was organized by the Korea-Arab Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Morocco. / Courtesy of Lee Chang-yeon